Robert R. Holmen, Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners on Entrepreneurship

Winter Quarter 2011 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Featuring Robert R. Holmen

Managing Director

Miramar Venture Partners

Free and open to the public



The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.  Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs.  Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.



For a complete listing of Entrepreneurship Seminar Series guest speakers, please visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/events/entseminars.

Rober R. Holmen

Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners




Robert R. "Bob" Holmen is a co-founder and managing director of Miramar Venture Partners.  Bob has spent his career building technology companies in diverse roles, from hardware and software engineering, to senior management, to venture investor.  Bob leads Miramar investments in advanced technology projects focused on his Southern California roots.  Currently, Bob serves on the Boards of the following Miramar portfolio companies:  Brickfish, FastSoft, Matrix Sensors, Predixion and SolarFlare Communications (observer).  He also served on the board of Silicon Systems until it was acquired by Western Digital in March 2009.



Bob began his career as a hardware and software engineer at Hughes Aircraft, designing application software for defense-related projects.  He moved on to serve as senior management in a series of technology companies highlighted by his roles as Vice President & General Counsel of First Consulting Group (acquired by CSC) and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of CoCensys (acquired by Purdue Pharmaceuticals).



Bob received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1985, serving as an officer of the national engineering honor society at Stanford.  He received his J.D. from UC Berkeley in 1989.  Bob serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Venture Group.

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